Parents Of Baby Found In Dumpster Say They Were On Meth

Pair Made Their First Court Appearance On MOnday

Associated Press
January 25, 2020 - 7:04 am



NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The parents of a 3-month-old baby found dead last weekend in a North Las Vegas trash bin say they were high on drugs when they committed the act.

Raul Ramos, 52, and Adriana Hernandez, 32, were arrested last Friday, days after the body of the infant was discovered in a dumpster behind some apartments near Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey. They're currently being held on three counts each of child abuse and neglect and one count each of destroying or concealing evidence.

According the the police report, Ramos told officers that he and Hernandez were smoking methamphetamine back on January 18th and that they put the baby face-down on the bed with his head turned to the side after he started crying. They thought he had fallen asleep, but realized after about 10 minutes that he wasn’t breathing.

They then put the baby in a duffel bag and placed the bag in the dumpster, saying they didn't want to tell police what had happened becasue they were high on drugs at the time

The couple have two other children, a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, who were taken into Clark County Child Protective Services custody.

Ramos and Hernandez are due back in court on Wednesday.